Over the past month I’ve been reviewing some of the clothes items from Femme Luxe, notably the joggers and lounge wear which they have become renowned for (you can read some of my previous reviews here and here). Today I am continuing with this femme with the review of a jogging suit, and then moving completely away from it, and totally out of my comfort zone, with the review of a cropped top. Both pieces are from Femme Luxe, and show how the brand diversifies in its offerings from comfort wear to bodycon dresses.
I really like Femme Luxe pieces, they are decent quality, well sized (I would say generous as I can easily wear a size 14 in their joggers and jogging suits) and affordable. They are also perfect for the times we have found ourselves in – i.e. locked down and suffering from a bitterly cold Winter, as there is a real focus on comfort, warmth and relaxation in their designs. They also understand that we like our comfort wear to come in a range of colours and designs, from cropped sweatshirts to oversized looks, from more neutral black and khaki colours, to baby pinks and blues, just to add a splash of colour to our wardrobes.
Black Jogging Suit
I’ve been wearing the black oversized fleece front pocket oversized hoodie that is matched with the cuffed joggers. It is the perfect ‘take the dog for a walk’ outfit and has certainly been brilliant in the sub zero temperatures we have been enjoying (ahem!). I wear this with nothing underneath the hoodie as I find it really warm and cosy, but it could easily be layered over a t-shirt or vest top, or the joggers worn over leggings for when the gyms reopen.
The front pocket is useful for your mobile phone if, like me, you use a ‘map my route’ for walking, and it also has a hood for a layer of extra warmth out of the place warmth tends to escape from. The fit is cosy, not too tight, but not fitted either, hence why I think you can size down, and the classic black means you can wear this with just about any other colour, as shown in the pics where I am wearing my coat. I also added pastel accents in pink Stan Smiths and a pale blue Alice Hannah hat.
I have this suit in a cream colour too and can’t wait to wear this one at the weekend when we head out for a longer walk as a family. (Look out for a further review upcoming).
As well as joggers and loungewear, Femme Luxe is also well known for its bodycon wear. I must admit that, as a curvier woman, I tend to avoid bodycon looks, especially those that reveal flesh, particularly my tummy area, but lockdown has pushed me out of my comfort zone and into a more ‘never say never’ state of mind.
The black top I am wearing is worn quite differently by the models on the Femme Luxe site. They wear it off the shoulder, Bardot style. I opted to style it a different way, with the flash of stomach being the single area of flesh on show. I wore it 1990’s style, with a long, biased cut maxi skirt, styling it in a way that Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachel Stevens would during the 90’s.
I must admit that for me, this was a long way from my comfort zone, and although I love the top, which is stretchy and ribbed in design, but is thick enough to hold your body in place, I’m not sure I would be confident enough to leave the house in this top, although I would wear it under a tuxedo style jacket or a v-neck jumper. That said, if you love the minimal style of the 90’s, this would be right up your street.